Duterte asks new village chief to activate anti-drug council, fight illegal drugs

DAVAO CITY (June 13) —-President Rodrigo Duterte asked  the newly elected barangay captains in  Central Luzon  to ensure the establishment and operation of the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC). In a ceremony at the ASEAN Convention Center  Tuesday, June 12 , Duterte swore in 2,854 newly elected punong barangays. During his speech, Duterte emphasized “As …

Chinese plane landing in Davao followed PH protocols

DAVAO CITY (June 13) —  The  Chinese government followed the Philippine protocol when their Chinese military aircraft  landed at the Davao International Airport. This was the clarification of  Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on Tuesday, saying  “Well it’s your protocols we have followed. Now we have applied through your agencies, through your military’s , …

Duterte asks Filipinos to protect and defend democracy on Independence Day

DAVAO CITY (June 12) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is urging the Filipino people to draw inspiration from the sacrifices of the heroes of the nation who paid their lives to protect and defend the democratic ideals of the country, as Filipinos celebrate today’s Independence Day. In his Independence Day message, Duterte stressed “Inspired by …

Insurgency problem affects Agricultural development in the countryside

DAVAO CITY (June 5) — President Rodrigo Duterte Sunday admitted, many investment areas in the country remain underdevelopment as insurgency and peace and order problem exist, a reason why many agricultural areas remain unutilized. Duterte,  who left for a 3-day official visit to South Korea, Sunday morning, in his pre-departure speech, said while he expects …

SSS says sorry over checks delay due to printer malfunction

 DAVAO CITY (June 3) –—  Members of the Social Social Security System (SSS)  who are expecting release of checks just have to be patient. This after the printer of the agency malfunctioned Friday. The repair of the specialized printer will take a little time. Ma. Louisa Sebastian, SSS Social Meadia Affairs head,  apologized to some …

Duterte arrives in Seoul for three-day official visit

SEOUL — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrived here early Sunday morning, June 3, for his first Official Visit to the Republic of Korea. The President, who flew on a commercial flight, arrived at the Incheon International Airport at 4:57 am (Seoul time). He was accompanied by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr., Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, …

285 candidate soldiers undergo training in Maguindanao

 Maguindanao — The second batch of this year’s candidate soldiers took their oath on Friday, and in four months they will become new foot troopers. Major Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, newly-installed Army’s 6th Infantry Division commander, administered the oath-taking of the 285 candidates, witnessed by their proud parents, relatives and loved ones. Of the 285 candidate …

PH Navy contingent for RIMPAC to sail for Hawaii June 6

MANILA (June 2)  —  The Philippine Navy (PN) contingent for this year’s “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) naval exercises will leave for Hawaii on Wednesday. Two Navy ships, the strategic sealift vessel BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602) and frigate BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), along with its AgustaWestland AW-109 naval helicopter, will join RIMPAC 2018 scheduled …

Duterte to trumpet strength of relations with Republic of Korea

MANILA —President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will embark on a three-day Official Visit to the Republic of Korea next week in a bid to highlight the importance of the relations between Manila and Seoul, a Foreign Affairs official said on Friday, June 1. “The significance of this visit… basically has to do with conveying to the …